Catholic San Francisco
Events for
August 2016

VATICAN CITY – If there is one person who immersed herself in the “peripheries” Pope Francis is drawn to, it was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.  
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Catholic leaders say they are powerless to stop a growing number of extrajudicial killings that have come with President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.  

When the 13 sisters of the Missionaries of Charity convent in Pacifica arrive by bus at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sept. 4 for a Mass celebrating the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, some of the homeless and poor they minister will be on board with them.  

Acting San Francisco police chief Toney Chaplin endorsed the idea of supplying lists of neighborhood faith leaders for each police station at the San Francisco Interfaith Council on Aug. 11.   

What has been a September ritual for Catholic elementary school students is undergoing a 21st-century revamp this year in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.   

St. Dominic Parish in San Francisco is on a mission to bring “lapsed Catholics” and those outside the faith into a friendly, no-holds-barred conversation with the church through a new outreach program called Emmaus.  

Women could earn thousands of dollars for donating their eggs for research under legislation awaiting a vote on the floor of the state Senate – a change which the California Catholic Conference warns would increase exploitation of college students and poor young women ...

Legislation that would have violated the religious freedom of faith-based colleges in California is in the process of being rewritten and the California Catholic Conference expects to remove its opposition, a Catholic Conference official said.  

In the face of ever-increasing violent attacks all over the globe and the turmoil, confusion and rancor that characterize our national election process at this time, I think we’re called to lift our arms in prayer.   

This month we recall the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945. The horrific and devastating effects of the bombs encouraged Japan to request terms for surrender to end the four year conflict with the United States. But it also opened the door ...

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated Mass Aug. 13 for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of a Korean Catholic Church in San Francisco.  
In the Roman Catholic culture within which I grew up, we were taught to pray for a happy death. For many Catholics at the time, this was a standard petition within their daily prayer: “I pray for a happy death.”  
Maryknoll Lay Missioners has announced a Student Loan Repayment Program available to all active Maryknoll lay missioners during the time they are under contract with the organization. During the missioner’s time in service, Maryknoll will pay the monthly student loan ...

Siobhan Lawlor has been named provincial assistant for advancement and communication for the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus. Jesuit Father Michael Weiler, California Provincial, and Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa, Oregon Provincial, made the announcement ...


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